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Whois privacy will be free soon for most domains

Labeled as services in Domain Industry News started by News, Mar 5, 2018.

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  1. News

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  2. spoofies

    spoofies Upgraded Member Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    interesting news
     
  3. Cruncher

    Cruncher Established Member

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    I'm guessing they will have to make the money they lose out with domain privacy another way then?
     
  4. platey

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    Registrars will probably set up a department that will handle all domain name negotiations with potential buyers and sellers where a potential buyer would simply make an offer to gd for example and quote the domain name they wish to purchase and gd simply passes that offer on to the current owner of that domain giving the owner a time frame to reply etc or for the owner to set limits on their names eg it's a no if the offer isn't above a certain price etc

    And using this example etc gd in this case would simply be a broker for every domain in their registrar etc

    So owner of domain would never need to communicate with buyer etc
     
  5. korganian

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    What you described is Godaddy's "domain buy service" which they have had for a long time. I like it because the buyer pays the commission. It cost the buyer $69.95 just to make an offer though, so it would not work for small sales.
     
  6. platey

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    They may have to introduce a fee then instead of privacy fee when purchasing a domain name eg hand reg etc and still charge that fee but it be used for small sales etc instead as privacy would be automatic unless requested for it not to be
     
  7. offthehandle

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    Verisigns .com contract is up soon, I am sure privacy will be built into the price increase.
     
  8. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It expires in 2024, not in 2018.
     
  9. DnEbook

    DnEbook DataGlasses.Com ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just redirect your domains to the sales pages of your choice, most registrars offer a forwarding option.
     
  10. namerav

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    Good news for developed domains.
     
  11. DomainVP

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    Or keep it the same and use any of the dozens of registrars who provide free privacy.

    With ICANN just follow the money and you will find out why.
     
  12. carob

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    This may be in response to the coming GDPRE:

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/02/icann_gdpr_whois/

     
  13. BrandCougar

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    One topic not discussed in the article is transfers.

    When transferring a domain from one registrar to another, most receiving registrars ask you to Unlock the domain and remove Whois Privacy so they can communicate directly with the Registrant's Email Contact during the transfer process.

    Should a prior Whois Privacy email (from the original registrar) be transferred to the new registar as the Registrant Contact Email, the problem becomes the original registrar cancels the forwarding. Oops! Dead end email in Registrant Contact Email could lead to a domain registration being canceled down the road should they be unable to reach you for verification purposes.

    So.... how will this play out for domain transfers when implemented?

    My gut... it will be a confusing mess the 1st 90 days after implementation and we (as domainers) might find it difficult to transfer domains to a new owner (buyer).
     
  14. offthehandle

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    Thanks, btw Did you publish anything on your site about their extension? I was traveling then in October 2016 and don’t recall even seeing anything written about this extension in 2017 or anyone mentioning it here. Good to know price/cost is maintained too.

    https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/agreement-2012-12-05-en
    2012:
    Section 4.1 Term. The initial term of this Agreement shall expire on November 30, 2018. The Expiration Date shall be November 30, 2018, as extended by any renewal terms.

    Oct 2016 Amendment:
    https://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/com/com-amend-1-pdf-20oct16-en.pdf

    “(i) from the Effective Date through November 30, 2024, US $7.85;”
     
  15. Michael M

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    I'd imagine that registars (in addition to the authorities) will still be able to access the detailed whois information - so transfers would not be affected.
     
  16. siravi

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    Thanks for sharing this updated news.
     
  17. carob

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    Any idea how this will apply to extensions that did not previously allow privacy? Like .us, .in for example.
     
  18. Kate

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    I don't think that GDPR would (or should) apply to .us :xf.wink:
     
  19. Acroplex

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    It's all about two distinct systems about privacy and data safety. After the Equifax incident, we've lost it in the US.
     
  20. Niraj Kumar

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    I won't get spam emails at least.
     
  21. BrandCougar

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    What will we do without all those late night calls spewing "We have website design skill for you. You need?" ?

    Oh yea... SLEEP !!!
     
  22. OmarVG

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    This news are Magnific!! now Trump wont know my address when he realizes Iam the owner of certain Trump domains! LOL :hilarious::hilarious::xf.grin::xf.laugh::ROFL::smuggrin::smuggrin::smuggrin::joyful:
     
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  25. carob

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    Will this destroy the business model of DomainTools.com ?
     

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